News archive from 10 February 2014

Barons best Checkers in extra period

After falling to the Charlotte Checkers in each of their first six matchups of the season, the Oklahoma City Barons got a measure of revenge. Following an 8-5 win on Friday, the Barons (21-22-6) completed a two-game sweep of the Checkers on Sunday...

 

Ten moments for the Seahawks

Super Bowl XLVIII is one game Seahawks fans will never be able to relive enough. So, a week later, here are 10 random notes, thoughts and observations about the greatest moment in the team's 38-year history. 1. SOMEWHAT LOST in the hubbub of the week...

 

NBA Capsules

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant had 41 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 112-100 on Sunday. Reggie Jackson added 19 points and six assists, and Serge Ibaka had 16 points and nine rebounds for...

 
Canada eyeing another 1-2 Olympic moguls finish

Canada eyeing another 1-2 Olympic moguls finish

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Alex Bilodeau made history in Vancouver, becoming the first Canadian to win Olympic gold on home soil with a thrilling sprint to victory in men's moguls. More history awaits in Sochi, where Bilodeau on Monday can become the...

 

Nunn's 2nd half lifts Illinois past Penn St. 60-55

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Kendrick Nunn scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half and Illinois halted its eight-game losing streak with a 60-55 victory over Penn State on Sunday. Nunn, averaging 4.1 points per game, was 7 for 13 from the field and...

 
5 things to watch in Olympic women's luge

5 things to watch in Olympic women's luge

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Natalie Geisenberger can be beaten. It just doesn't happen very often. The German will look to add Olympic gold to her list of luge accomplishments — which include bronze in Vancouver — when the...

 
Hoefl-Riesch favorite in Olympic super-combined

Hoefl-Riesch favorite in Olympic super-combined

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany captured Olympic super-combined gold four years ago with good friend and rival Lindsey Vonn in the field. This time, there's no Vonn — she's recuperating from knee surgery...

 
Olympic curling tournaments begin at Sochi Games

Olympic curling tournaments begin at Sochi Games

SOCHI, Russia -- The focus will be as much on fashion as rocks and brooms when the men's and women's curling tournaments begin Monday at the Sochi Games. Norway's men's team has put the sport in a different light since the Vancouver Olympics in 2010,...

 
Hey Joe: It still looks like Michigan State vs. Michigan will be for Big Ten title on Feb. 23

Hey Joe: It still looks like Michigan State vs. Michigan will be for Big Ten title on Feb. 23

Big win for Wisconsin today in Kohl Center. It shouldn't matter to the Badgers that they played a Michigan State team missing two key starters — including Keith Appling, who shredded them in a five-game MSU winning streak in the series over the past...

 
South Florida television studios breaking the language barrier

South Florida television studios breaking the language barrier

What would make Nickelodeon film a teen series in Miami? A Spanish-language script. Every character on Nickelodeon's popular new show, Every Witch Way, speaks English, even when rookie witch Emma Alonso casts a spell to help her through the latest...

 
With high-profile successes, Podhurst Orseck law firm fights above its weight class

With high-profile successes, Podhurst Orseck law firm fights above its weight class

When Capital One asks, “What's in Your Wallet?” the Podhurst Orseck firm can confidently answer: Your banker's hand. Capital One is one of nearly two dozen banks sued by the Miami firm for allegedly overcharging millions of...

 

Running Calendar 02.10.14

VALENTINE'S 5K & COUPLES RUN: Feb. 15, Cowan's Ford Golf Club, 761 Club Drive, Stanley. 5K at 9:30 a.m., fun run at 10:15 a.m. Registration: $25 for individuals, $45 for couples. $10 fun run. Information: denvernc.com\valentine5k, or email...

 
Lourdes Martin-Rosa's Government Business Solutions helps small businesses gain government contracts

Lourdes Martin-Rosa's Government Business Solutions helps small businesses gain government contracts

Lourdes Martin-Rosa, founder and president of Government Business Solutions, splits her time between offices in South Miami and Washington, D.C. She spends her days meeting with government employees who award contracts, coaching small business owners,...

 
Small Company Spotlight: Dental Fix RX is quickly expanding its franchisee base

Small Company Spotlight: Dental Fix RX is quickly expanding its franchisee base

Company: Dental Fix RX Location: 4380 Oakes Rd., Davie. Service: Onsite dental equipment and hand-piece repair, preventive maintenance, equipment sales and emergency service. Site: DentalFixRX.com Years in business: More than four. Management team:...

 
It's prime time for hackathons and other technology events

It's prime time for hackathons and other technology events

It's high season for hackathons — so much so that there are even two on the same weekend. First up: PayPal's BattleHack is back Feb. 22-23 at The LAB Miami. This is a competion among 11 startup cities: Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Chicago, Moscow,...

 

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